National History Day Student Finalists – Congratulations!

Three students and teacher
Cameron Hojecki, Sarah Bolen, Victoria Wei with teacher Stefanie San Filippo
Congratulations to a trio of students from Montville Township (N.J.) High School, finalists in the 2019 National History Day competition!  Cameron Hojecki, Sarah Bolen, and Victoria Wei, along with their teacher, Stefanie San Filippo, were finalists in the “Senior Documentary Film category, for their documentary: A Legacy Lost: The Mistreatment of Chinese Through the Transcontinental Railroad.
The students draw on a wide range of resources including those provided by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford. The film narration includes quotes from Gordon H. Chang, and Lisa See. Our Stanford project researchers responded to many requests for interviews and resources from students who entered the National History Day competition with projects focused on the Chinese Railroad Workers. We congratulate all the students and teachers!
Three students speaking to judges
Cameron Hojecki, Sarah Bolen, Victoria Wei present at NHD competition.
From the U.S. National Park Service: “This prize…is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Asian American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Asian American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.”